When the Northwest Asian Weekly honored Dr. Vikram Jandhyala in 2014 for breaking the glass ceiling, University of Washington (UW) President Ana Mari Cauce said, “[He’s] someone that you will be hearing a lot about in the next five, 10, 15 years.”
An invitation to a festival celebrating Japanese dolls for March 10 emerged in my email. Is this a girl thing? Do I get to cuddle the dolls?
How do I depict the Lunar New Year? Superabundance.It is probably not the ideal time to eat healthy — just count the number of rich meals on my calendar. Some are splendid dinners, while some I would rather not discuss.
In this cold weather, the last thing you should do is stay glued to your phone, and being a couch potato. Sure, you have plenty of excuses. “It’s too cold to walk outside or go to the gymnasium,” “I have no exercise equipment at home,” or “I don’t have space in my home to exercise.”
During Seattle’s snow debacle, my friend almost depleted his food supply. He wasn’t the only one. Many people couldn’t get out of their homes to buy food for more than a week, when walls of snow surrounded neighborhoods.
The Year of the Pig is supposed to bring us wealth and prosperity. Instead, Seattle gets snow— treacherous storms one after another —putting all Lunar New Year celebrations in limbo.
Have you been hearing the traditional Chinese New Year greeting, “Kung Hei Fat Choy,” lately? Should you say it? While it is 2019 to us, it is the year 4716 in the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Much has changed in the 21st century. Kung Hei Fat Choy, which means “wishing you to make lots of money or a fortune,” is popular for two reasons.
Lunar New Year was the happiest days of my childhood in Hong Kong, where I was raised. What’s not to love? There’s no school, great food, new clothes, and lots of red envelopes (lucky money). Since we were poor, my parents never gave us much of an allowance. The lucky money would last me almost a year.
When a golden pig ventured into Chinatown recently, she had no identity and no future. Some assume this was Rachel, the Piggy Bank, Pike Place Market’s famous mascot. It’s close, but not really…
By Assunta NgNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This year, I have picked one resolution, but it’s an ambitious one— a year of relaxation. It is straightforward, but it is hard for people, living in the digital era, to strive for. The purpose is to focus on loosening up myself mentally and physically, undisturbed by short and long-term […]